A RARE CASE OF MIXED GERM CELL TUMOUR IN PREVIOUS PREGNANCY AND SUCCESSFUL OUT COME OF SUBSEQUENT PREGNANCY FOLLOWING EFFECTIVE TREATMENT

Dr. N. Prabhavathy, Dr. R. Pushpa Ramavani

Abstract


Mixed germ cell tumours of the ovary are malignant neoplasms of the ovary comprising of two or more types of germ cell components. Most of the malignant mixed germ cell tumours consists of dysgerminoma accompanied by endodermal sinus tumours, immature teratoma or choriocarcinoma. There are only few case reports of mixed germ cell tumours with different combinations of malignant components. Here we reportĀ  a very rare case of mixed germ cell tumor in pregnancy which was incidentally diagnosed during emergency cesarean section and then treated and followed up to have safe mother and child in future pregnancy. This is a very good evidence to demonstrate the effectiveness of platinum based chemotherapy ,which is regarded as the treatment of choice and its advantage in preservation of fertility.


Keywords


Mixed germ cell tumor, dysgerminoma, yolk sac tumor, embryonal carcinoma, chemotherapy.

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